Tuned out

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Cars News - MH

MO­TORISTS have tuned out of Aus­tralia’s dig­i­tal ra­dio revo­lu­tion with fewer than 100 peo­ple com­mit­ted to the new tech­nol­ogy.

Only one car is of­fi­cially de­liv­ered with a dig­i­tal ra­dio, theBMW5 Se­ries Tour­ing wagon that went on sale in Jan­uary, and only 69 or­ders have been placed for the $900 op­tional DAB+ sys­tem.

The au­to­mo­tive news is sim­i­lar to over­all fig­ures show­ing only 700,000 Aus­tralians are lis­ten­ing to dig­i­tal and only 406,000 ra­dios have been sold.

Dig­i­tal ra­dio be­gan in Aus­tralia 18 months ago but it is re­stricted to just five state cap­i­tals with no time­frame yet from the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment for a re­gional roll-out.

BMWhas its sys­tem avail­able for the 5 Se­ries sedan and GT, 6 Se­ries and 7 Se­ries limou­sine but the com­pany ad­mits it is in the start-up phase.

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